Graduate Fellowships

Teaching and mentoring MIT graduate students is central to Whitehead Institute’s research and education mission.

In our laboratories, students learn to conduct complex investigations, use powerful new technologies, and applied sophisticated analytic methods. They help to develop experimental hypotheses and learn how to deal with unanticipated outcomes. They experience the focused solitude of extended independent work and the opportunity and challenges of collaboration. Above all, they observe, first-hand, how some of the world’s best scientists pursue their visions, deal with setbacks, and apply new knowledge to fundamental important biomedical challenges.

Graduate Fellowships better enable Whitehead Institute to engage the most talented and committed graduate students—and to expand the range of mentoring and professional development opportunities we can provide them. A named Graduate Fellowship can be endowed with a gift of $2,000,000.